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Jamaica is creating a National Cybersecurity Policy in 2020 – WIC News

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WIC News Reporter published an article on December 5, 2019, about the National Cybersecurity Policy to be created in 2020 by Jamaica. Here’s a quick summary

  • Jamaica has declared to bring a national cybersecurity arrangement in 2020. This is being created to shield Jamaicans from cybercrime.
  • The legislature looks to guarantee a safe and hearty digital environment to work and convey quality. The National Identification System (NIDS) Bill that went into law November 2017 acts to reinforce the nation’s cybersecurity structure.
  • This bill gives Jamaican residents a randomized nine-digit National Identification Number (NIN) and a National Identification Card (NIC).
  • The NIDS system intends to bolster the modernization of data and interchanges the innovation foundation. It also presents the presentation of a multilayered innovation security framework that offers insurance against digital dangers.
  • The bill demands the precise nature of information gathered and retrieved with the permission of the individual. The information cannot be utilized for other purposes or held longer than is needed.
  • Associations such as the Jamaica Cyber-Incident Response Team (CIRT) and the Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE)also assists in securing Jamaican residents’ information


Reference: https://wicnews.com/caribbean/jamaica-create-national-cybersecurity-policy-2020-552824174/

Contributed by Racquel Bailey from Jamaica. Racquel is a member of the WISC Discord group from the G5 Cyber Security Foundation Ltd. Learn more about WISC (Women in InfoSec Caribbean) at wiscaribbean.org. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting  Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security.

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